Best Cryptic Crosswords 4+

Relax with a puzzle


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 965 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



300 professional cryptic crosswords puzzles set by Michael Curl from

12 free puzzles with all features enabled and no ads.

These are accessible cryptic puzzles set by a top setter.

- great for iPads and iPhones
- pinch and zooming grid
- landscape mode with clue list
- cheats and answer checking
- Resume button
- British style puzzles
- no ads
- great value

What’s New

Version 1.8

Restore feature now works in iOS 13.5 onward.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
965 Ratings

965 Ratings

holidayhazelnut ,


I wrote previously that I thought there should be explanations of the answers for those, like me, who are still ‘learning the ropes’ as regards cryptic crosswords clues.
In response, I received an email saying I could ask for an explanation of a specific answer if I wanted.
Well, I just did, and promptly received a friendly personal email with a detailed and very helpful explanation of the answers I couldn’t get.
Truly excellent above-and-beyond service!
Definitively 5 star!

Developer Response ,

Hello holidayhazelnut, We do make mistakes in clues occasionally, but we do try and correct them. If you do come across an indecipherable clue, you're welcome to contact us via the in-app Feedback, and we'll give you an explanation. Thanks.

Slankerful ,

Good cryptic puzzles

A good set of puzzles pitched at about the right level for me. I can do 80% of the clues reasonably easily and head scratch about the rest for a while. I haven’t seen any errors so far but the harder clues do require a wide knowledge of the English language to crack them. For example, knowing kine is to do with cattle.

MugsyRyton ,

User friendly

I've used crossword apps that don't work intuitively and logically, but this does. Very easy to navigate between clues and make alterations, and a satisfying fireworks display on completion! The only very small change I might make for my own personal use would be to make the clues slightly more cryptic and requiring more thought, but I enjoy solving them anyway and it's great to be able to dip in and out, killing time while relaxing, traveling or waiting, without having to carryi a puzzle book around.

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